Snallygaster Festival Announced Over 350 beers from 150 breweries

Terry Bunch Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief

Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) is proud to announce the return of their annual flagship event, Snallygaster, on Saturday, October 8th. Washington DC beer loving humans are encouraged to get tickets and attend.

Named after the mythical Mid-Atlantic dragon, this event has been monumental in attracting a curious scope of drinkers, savvy brewers and food vendors from across the Mid-Atlantic. For one day and one day only, they’ll simultaneously unleash an unparalleled beer, cider, wine and cocktail selection alongside the best of the best in food trucks, live music on two stages, entertainment and family fun.

Tickets can be purchased through the event’s page beginning at 10 am on Monday, August 1, 2022:

“We are beyond excited to continue the tradition of bringing together over 350 beers from nearly 150 breweries to Washingtonians and neighbors,” said Greg Engert, Beverage Director and Partner of Neighborhood Restaurant Group.  “It’s the leading beer festival in the nation’s capital and one of the largest in the country.  The best part is the social component – proceeds from Snallygaster go to supporting Arcadia, our D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating equitable and sustainable local food systems.”


Kraken (General Admission) $65 per ticket.  Includes 2:00 – 6:00PM admission, a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited beer, cider, wine and cocktail tastings.

Basilisk (VIP Early Entry) $130 per ticket.  Includes 12:00 – 6:00PM admission, a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited beer, cider, wine and cocktail tastings. This ticket is key to tasting the rarest selections that may run out prior to the official 2 PM start.



Location: Pennsylvania Ave NW (between Third and Sixth Streets, NW)

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Snallygaster serves as the largest annual fundraiser for the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the DC area. Ticket sales will continue to support Arcadia’s demonstration farm in Alexandria (where they grow food using sustainable practices and host thousands of school children teaching them about farming & healthy foods), two Mobile Markets (a 28-foot school bus and second retrofitted truck) that make weekly stops to underserved and low-income neighborhoods to provide accessible and affordable food through SNAP, WIC and food assistance programs, as well as a Veteran Farmers Program. Not familiar with Arcadia? You should be, as they’re doing some pretty cool things right here in our own backyard. Visit to learn more.